The Production of Hurricane Resistant Windows

MOUNT CARMEL TOWNSHIP -- Conservation Windows in Mount Carmel Township specializes in making windows that are built to take on hurricane-force winds.

The company sends a lot of its windows to Florida, so following Hurricane Irma, Newswatch 16 decided to hit the warehouse with Vice President Bill Fanelli to see how these windows are made.

"The first step is when we bring the vinyl in. When we bring the vinyl in, we cut it to size,” Fanelli said. “After we cut it to size, we bring it down here to the welder.”

To make the windows stay strong, the frames are supported by steel.

“We have to put steel rebar inside the sash unit because when you have a hurricane coming and it's sending projectiles at 140 miles per hour. Our windows need to sustain that kind of damage that's going to be impacted,” Fanelli added.

“With the recent storms, we'll be sending a lot of trucks down to Florida in the next several weeks.”

3 comments

  • magicmikexxsm

    Just about every window company in America makes a Hurricane proof window.. this company isn’t doing anything new. It needs a DP 50 rating or higher to meet that code…..DP meaning design Pressure, for you uneducated people….

  • magicmikexxsm

    Just about every window company in America makes a Hurricane proof window.. this company isn’t doing anything new. It needs a DP rating or higher to meet that code…..DP meaning design Pressure, for you uneducated people….

  • Bob Smith

    In September 2008 when, I lived in Houston…… Did a hurricane Ike busted all my windows from 1989? My friend’s homes from 1956, 1978, and 1886…… All are ordinary glass and none of it have busted from Ike!
    Only at downtown Houston tall steel and glass skyscraper from 80’s have been busted out at upper floors only!

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